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is 5 p.m. on the east coast, 2 p.m. out west. welcome to the cnn newsroom, i'm
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martin savidge in for frederiri whitfie whitfield. if you are just tuning in, thank you, we are glad to sigh. here are the stories making news now. a show of defiance today from syrian president, bashar al assad. in front of his supporters, the syrian leader gave his first public speech since june and effectively thumbed his nose at the international community, insisting his vision of syria's future will lead the country out of crisis. al assad also refused to work with the opposition, calling them "enemies of god who will go to hell." al assad has lost all legitimacy and he has to step down, the state department says. search is on right now for famed fashion director vittorio missoni. he, his wife and four others were on a plane that disappeared off the coast of venezuela this weekend. he helps lead a fashion empire worth millions of dollars. as you drone attack killed 17 suspected militants in pakistan's tribal region today
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that strike near the afghan border injured three, according to intelligence sources. it follows two similar attacks last week, one of which killed a taliban commander. 130 trained mountain rescuers are combing a five-mile area east of seattle. they are looking for this man, 29-year-old curt rupert of lake city, florida. he disappeared three days ago during a skydiving trip. friends say they last saw rupert jump when he -- rather when he jumped out of a helicopter above the cascade mountains. authorities still hoping to find him alive. they say his parachute may have snagged a tree on the way down. and cnn has learned that tomorrow, president obama will announce chuck hagel as his nominee to be defense secretary. the former senator from nebraska is a vietnam war hero and served on capitol hill for more than a decade but his confirmation process isn't expected to be smooth. athena jones is at the white house and hagel, athena, has angered some lawmakers, many because of the positions he has taken up on middle east issues. what has he done that could
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cause challenges, say, for him here? >> reporter: well, that's right. even though this is a republican who served as nebraska senator for two terms, it sounds like a bipartisan choice but really, it's just going to be shaping had up to be another fight. one of the issues here that has angered the lgbt community is comments he made back in 1998 questioning a nominee for ambassadorship because that nominee was in his words, openly, aggressively gay p he has recently apologized for those remarks but these just a sampling. the big issues are -- more big issues on the foreign policy side. let's listen to what south carolina senator lindsey graham had to say about his concerns about hagel on "state of the union" this morning. >> chuck hagel, if confirmed to be secretary of defense, would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense towards the state of israel in our nation's history. not only has he said you should directly negotiate with iran, sanctions won't work, that israel must negotiate with hamas, an organization,
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terrorist group that lobs thousands of rockets into israel, he also was one of 12 senators who refused to sign a letter to the european union trying to designate hezbollah as a terrorist organization. >> reporter: he has had some controversial views within his party. now, on the democratic side today, we have heard from illinois senator dick durbin who had some kinder words about hagel in "state of the union." let's listen to that. >> chuck hagel was a republican senator from nebraska, a decorated veteran of the vietnam war, a person who has a resume that includes service on the foreign relations committee as well as the intelligence committee. yes, he is a serious candidate, if the president chooses to name him. >> reporter: so we know the president is planning to name him tomorrow. you heard senator durbin say a serious candidate. he may be a serious candidate
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but certainly going to be up for something of a fight. martin? >> yeah, very interesting to hear the democrats praising a republican and the republicans kind of knocking one. so atheme thank jones, thanks very much. we will see how it plays out. >> thanks. now, the latest from venezuela on president hugo chavez. we should get new information about his health in the next few days. yards from the border with turkey, thousands of refugees are bracing for a cold and unforgiving winter. they have to pump byrne the trash to stay warm. as nick paint walsh found out, some children are digging out their own bomb shelter. >> reporter: they fled this far, almost to safety in turkey, but still they dig. to these boys dragged fast into
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manhood, it's not really a game. it's an air raid shelter. we make it so if the jets come and bomb us, he says, we put children here to hide them. but of course, we will make it much bigger for 20 to 30 people. the holes are so they can see outside when the bombs come, although they have already seen so much. we were sitting suddenly and the rocket comes, making this noise, he says, a big explosion, an artillery shell. here, 8,000 of them fled everything they had, hoping for something, but finding the new free syria could give them little. 100 yards from turkey, they are not allowed into its bustling camps. of course, 80% of those here, he says, came hoping to cross into turkey but the turkish government stopped hosting over six weeks ago. people are furious.
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we can't provide a lot of their daily needs. what was temporary in summer is now looking permanent in frost. the distant thud of shelling, a reason to endure even this. even though these people about 100 yards from the turkish border, they still have to bring what little plastic tent shelter they have under cover because of the intense cold approaching. you can still hear sometimes the shells in the distance reverberate inside this open concre hangar but the real enemy in the months ahead is going to be that bitter winter cold. for abdul's daughter, the cold came too fast. she wasn't sick, he says, she didn't have any problems at all. we were up late that night and playing with her. we woke up the next morning and her mother checked on her. she was curled into a ball from the cold. we buried her in the village.
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her sister is afraid now of the cold. now, he burns plastic to keep warm. wood is in short sun is ply and expensive. in fact, they have stripped nature almost bare here. even these plants cut down for food. trash, plastic, gathered hungrily. its acrid, poisonness smoke clut earring dense, wretched world. after 21 months of this war, this is the best the world has done for them. nick paton walsh, cnn, syria. the world is reacting to a very defiant speech by syria's president, al assad. in australia, residents are feared dead in their homes as wildfires rip through rural towns. and a new video of a seattle policeman's behavior is renewing attention in a 2-year-old arrest.
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a tense situation along the india/pakistani border. one soldier has died in violence that flared up in the kashmir region. both sides are blaming the other. they claim troops crossed into pakistani territory and attacked the post but the indian military says the indian posts were first opened on in the indian-controlled part of kashm kashmir. crews in australia searching for dozens of people who are missing after wildfires engulfed southeast tasmania. rescue workers are going door to
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door trying to find people who have been missing since those fires broke out friday. no casualties have been reported so far, but more than 100 homes have been destroyed by the flames. former south african president nelson mandela is completely over his lung infection and gallstone surgery. he is getting stronger at home every day and says he will soon get back to his daily schedule. mandela spent 18 days in the hospital during much of december. he has a history of lung problems since suffering tuberculosis near the end of his 27-year prison term. now to the speech that has taken many people around the world by surprise. it was syrian president bash shar al asad. his first public speech since june. and despite months of international pressure on him to step down, al assad went on the offensive, blasting nations who support the syrian opposition. he called those fighters terrorists who are doomed. >> translator: this is a conflict between authority and
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power or the homeland. this is a conflict those who wanted to take revenge against the people to fragment syria. those are the enemies of the people and the enemies of god and the enemies of god will go to help. >> joining me now, cnn international correspondent. happy new year. >> happy new year to you and our viewers. >> assad is blaming a foreign conspiracy for the violence a lot of anticipation before this speech, thinking that maybe he might give in some way. what's the reaction? >> the reaction has been very negative and critical from those that he blamed for the vie linsz, the foreign conspire, those like the united kingdom, for example, british foreign secretary said assad's speech, beyond hypocritical, deaths, violence and oppression
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engulfing syria are his own making and empty promises of reform fool no one. it is yet another attempt by the regime to cling to power and does nothing to advance the syrian people's goal of a political transition. she says he has lost his legitimacy and must step aside to allow that transition. we saw in the defiant speech, nothing new, basically saying he is not going anywhere, despite the international calls and what he is fighting is not an uprising against him and his regime, but he is fighting terrorists supported by outside powers who just want to destroy his country. >> it almost sounded like a man who is living in another dimension, he wasn't somehow connected to reality. where does this leave the efforts by the international community to come up with some sort of peaceful resolution? >> there have been international effort bus they have gone
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nowhere. almost two years now. the latest international effort presented a plan, they even met a week ago with assad presenting that plan, doesn't specify whether he should leave but calls for a transitional government. we saw no support for that plan. in fact, he laid out his own plan which basically starts with his regional neighbors take willing the first step. he called on them to stop supporting the opposition. he calls the terrorists against them, ruling out any negotiations with the terrorists and he alludes to basically most of the people who are opposed to them, he calls them terrorists. so how do you have a resolution when he will not speak to them and they say they will not speak to him? he must go. >> unfortunately, seems to paint an image of we have a long, bloody road still to come. >> 60,000 people at least have been kill sod far. most of them civilians. >> right. thank you very much for filling us in. well, there are a few job
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president obama has arrived back from his winter vacation in hawaii today and he got right to work. the president signed a $9.7 billion superstorm sandy aid package that money provides money to help the government pay flood insurance claims a week from now, congress will weigh in on an additional $51 billion in
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sandy aid. a source confirms to cnn the white house is calling seine is doors' offices today to tell them that chuck hagel's nomination for defense secretary is imminent in an effort to help build support for that nomination. administration officials say that nomination will be announced tomorrow. the former senator from nebraska is a vietnam war hero and served on capitol hill for more than a decade but his confirmation process won't be smooth sailing. hageling anered some lawmakers for imposing sanctions on iran. >> chuck hagel, if confirmed to be secretary of defense, would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense towards the state of israel in our nation's history. not only has he said you should directly negotiate with iran, sanctions won't work, that israel must negotiate with hamas, an organization
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terrorist group that lobs thousands of rockets into israel, he also was one of 12 senators who refused to sign a letter to the european union trying to designate hezbollah as a terrorist organization. >> candy crowley joins me now. >> nothing gasp-worthy, but people look at the totality of t hagel, at one point, talked about how the jewish lobby in the u.s. intimidates lawmakers on capitol hill but that he is not an israeli senator, but a u.s. senator that hit people wrong. he has been opposed about the open talk whether the u.s. or israel ought to strike at iran if they are close to developing nuclear weaponry. you put all of that on top of that his critics come away thinking this is a candidate
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who, as defense secretary is not that strong a supporter of israel. but i will tell you that friends of chuck hagel push back very hard saying they are just not true, they are adding things up and coming one something that simply isn't true. 's strong supporter of israel, et cetera. it will play very big in confirmation hearings, should it get that far. >> something else that may play big is tough questioning, he is expected to face for his lack of support for the troop surge, you know, in iraq that was under president george w. bush. and that surge in 2007 turned out actually to be a success. how do you think he will handle that? >> it did. i will tell you. it wasn't just that he to he posed the surge, there were people who did that and even some republicans, the fact here is a republican the day after then-president bush announced the surge of troops in iraq to try to steady the ship there and get a foothold back on terra firm ma in iraq and chuck hagel came out and said biggest foreign policy mistake since
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vietnam. that's huge. that is gasp-inducing. >> i have to ask you about the next looming big battle in washington, that, of course, the fight in february, raising the country's borough limit. we get a glimpse what that's going to look like with "the state of the union" today? >> we did indeed. senator lindsey graham, the republican, saying now is the time talk about cutting spending. we are not going to raise this debt ceiling without a one-to-one corresponding spending cut. the number two democrat in the senate said i will talk about anything, but i don't want to do this last-minute stuff. republicans are saying we are done with tax hikes, that was done in the fiscal cliff deal. we are not doing any more tax hikes. senator durbin says there are more tax hikes probably looning out there for the wealthy. this may sound very familiar 'cause it's pretty much the same argument they have been having around other fiscal issues for two years. >> right. but it could be a more fervent
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one. we will see. >> yes. yes. >> kansi crowley, as always, a weather. >> thanks, martin. the president is also expected to fail couple other key cabinet posts. already said that senator john kerry is his pick to replace hillary clinton when she steps down as secretary of state kerry has support among republicans and he should, underline should, have a relatively easy ride through its confirmation process. white house chief of staff jack lew is considered to be a front-runner for treasury secretary. tim guy earthquake in the current head of the treasury, smektsed to leave around the time of the inauguration. the void left by david petraeus as head of the cia could be filled by john brennan. he is currently a counterterrorism and homeland security adviser at the cia. along with the new year comes new, higher prices, on all sorts of things. we will show you technology to help you save.
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upon entry, you sign into that app, it can start offering you discounts, deals, all sorts of stuff like that. keep in mind, something i have showed you before as well, maps, where to get the cheapest gas in your area, gas buddy a really good website that helps a lot. look at this one here. expensefy, keeps track of your expenses, different cards, one place, any given time, want to next actually how much you have spend so far that month, pulled into here. the perfect place no one would have thought of, take a look at this called air b and b, when you travel, instead of booking a hotel, thousands of people are representing out space in their homes. now this and many more links are posted four at my facebook and twitter, my screen there josh levs, cnn. postthe ones that work for you as well. it really is work taking half a day and making sure you know some of these tools so you can save that money. marten? >> very kind, josh, always a place in my garage for you, too. >> really? thank you. coming up, this man's lawyer
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says that he was beaten by a seattle cop. but police say that is not the whole story. and a florida woman is thanking god after a plane lands on her house.
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it is half past the hourer. i'm martin savidge. here are some of the stories we are watching right now. a source confirms to cnn, in the white house that is, that they are calling senators today, offices, telling them that chuck hagel is the nomination as defense secretary and it is going to be imminent. an effort to help build support, apparently, for that nomination. administration officials say that nomination will be announced tomorrow. the former senator from nebraska is a vietnam war hero and served on capitol hill more than a decade but his confirmation process may not be smooth. hagel has angered some lawmakers because of positions he has taken on issues pertaining to the middle east. an ohio town is fighting back against the perception that it coddles the football team and turns a blind eye to rain acquisitions. stubenville has been -- or has, rather, a new website that says relays facts not rumor two high school football players are accused of raping an unconscious girl at a party back in august. city leaders say that the football team does not runt
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town. it was a narrow escape from death a small plane crashed into a home in florida killing three people on board, but the homeowner got out somehow and gives cred doity to god. here is nick valencia. >> reporter: some of the drama was captured in this 911 call from the airport control tower. >> reporter: all three people were killed in an explosion that engulfed the home in flames but the would woman who live there is escaped with only minor cuts and bruises. her daughter called 911. >> all i could say is i'm alive. i'm still here. >> reporter: susan crocket says she was in the exact spot where the plane ripped through her home moments before it happened and she escaped the fire by crawling through a window. the plane had just taken off from nearby airport and headed for tennessee when the pilot reported smoke coming from the
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engine and vibrations shaking the plane. police say it plunged a short time later. >> what it looks like, because the steepness of the trees in the air yaw, the tall pine trees, looks like it was a pretty steep descent and went right into the roof. >> reporter: susan crocket credits her religious faith for her survival. >> people don't believe there is a god, they better start believing, because there is a god. the only reason i'm -- >> nick valencia joins us in the studio here. any idea how this happened? what happened? >> the cause of the crash is still a mystery. investigators say it could take more than a week to pin that down. it's miraculous that she lived and survived through this. so much air traffic over her house, one of the local affiliates saying she was joking, one day a plane would crash through her house. i don't think she ever thought it would actually happen, but it did. she miraculously survived. >> credit to god she gives. uplifting story in some ways. lance armstrong keeping quiet this evening. the "new york times" reporting that armstrong was considering an admission that he did use
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banned substances in former races. that is something armstrong has adamantly denied in the past. cnn's mark mckay spoke with peter flax, editor and chief of bicycling magazine. >> let's talk about the question that i've been asked so many times and i will ask you, why come clean and why now? >> well, i think, i think his situation now appears to be different than it was a few months ago. i think he has had his tour de france titles stripped, forced to step down from web strong and he may well feel like the path forward to be -- to remain relevant with live strong and be in the public eye and not be a pariah is to make an admission and start moving forward from there. >> i'm not here to parse lance's words, but isn't the consideration of make a confession an actual confession notice own right? >> yeah, it kind of seems like a sneaky almost confession already, but the reality is
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lance has been feeling out the conditions of a confession for some time the only thing that's changed in the last day is that the "new york times" wrote a story about it but he is definitely looking at ways to certainly cushion the story before it hits. >> armstrong, by the way, had been tested for doping more than 300 times during his professional career. well, the story we are about to tell you includes some disturbing images and you have about 15 seconds, i guess to look away, if you wish. in seattle, a 2-year-old arrest is getting renew aid tension, that's after police released dash cam video that seems to show an officer punching a man in a head our affiliate kcpq has this report. >> don't you fight me. >> reporter: on december 29, 2010, seattle police were attempting to detain isaac o'jack, just before the altercation, police discovered a suspicious vehicle, locked, with the engine running next to a
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department store in westwood village. o'jack came out to claim the car but officers say they were concerned because he did not own t >> put yourself in the officers' shoes. doing police work, suspicious car they make a stop. >> reporter: during a news conference, police also explained that o'jack had a criminal hist trained was flagged as an assault risk. police say they tried to place him under arrest but he resisted, even biting an officer. that is when the situation escalated. o'jack's attorney, james egan, says nothing o'jack did war rarntd the level the seattle police took it to, but the spd disagree ready. >> the initial stop was constitutional. and that the force that was used during the course of the arrest was reasonable and necessary to take that person into custody. >> what was excessive was all of t there's absolutely no need for force at all. >> reporter: o'jack's attorney filed a complaint with the office of professional accountability, claiming his client was racially profile and beaten for no reason. the suit spotlights the lead
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officer in the arrest, larry langley. >> this officer is a bully with a badge. and i think that's really unfortunate. it's a waste of taxpayer money. >> reporter: professor william bailey teaches pretrial procedure at the university of washington. >> you could feel the temperature rise over the five minutes. >> reporter: he tells q 13 fox news, after seeing the footage, he sees both sides. >> if they have enough probable cause to take him into custody, then just do t theit. there was a toying back and forth that did not seem professional. >> look at this how many keys do you need for a house? >> reporter: but professor bailey also says that o'jack should have been more cooperative. >> i'm not asking no more questions. >> when you are placed under arrest, you have to cooperate. >> reporter: now an investigation is being conducted by the opa, reviewing the entire incident. >> any time we deal with someone, our goal, first and
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foremost, is a clean encounter. >> this is not proper police procedure, right? this served absolutely no purpose at all for them to throw him onto the hood of the car. >> a seattle police spokesman told cnn that officer larry longly is still on duty with the department and we want to thank our affiliate kcpq for that report. now checking some stories that are trending only the internet. a hall of fame track and field coach has resigned after admitting she had an end mat consensual relationship with a university of texas athlete in 2002. the story of recovery from a paralyzing auto accident has inspired people around the country. after a record number of women were elected to congress this year, democrats were already looking for the right woman to field as their 2016 presidential candidate. in last year's political cycle, democrats won female sbrirts a lopsided 11-point margin.
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brazilian prison officials say they have foiled a bizarre jailbreak plot. prison guards became suspicious after they spotted an oddly shaped cats and entering the prison. after they caught it they found it had a cell phone, drills, asorted batteries and two sauce taped with its battery. officials say they don't know yet who the cat was supposed to be helping. not the dog. the fiscal cliff it may be gone but's not forgotten. and now you investors have another lackluster jobs report under their belt as well. so what's gonna move the markets this week? a partner at the bossin' consulting group follows overseas markets as well and he joins me from chicago. thanks very much for being with us. >> nice being with us, martin. >> all right. so even though we have a deal on the fiscal cliff there is of course, plenty of overhang here, since we still have spending cuts and a debt ceiling to come to grips with. this is what investors are thinking about now or are they over it already? >> well, investors know that the fun and games in congress have
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only just begun. as they think about it they think it's one down and three to go. there's the debt joeling coming up in early february which is is a very, very dangerous game to be playing, playing with the full faith and credit to the u.s. and could do significant damage to the economy. if we survive that one, we move to the sequestration you can the sequestration is basically budget cuts, 9.4% of defense spending, 8.2% of defense spending would be cut, a big impact on the economy that could change and hopefully, a more balanced perspective on that with finally, we get through that to the continuing resolution, which is basically the bunnell that's would come in place. if we get all through that, investors going to be very happy you the uncertainty will be over around we will be able to get glowing our economy. >> we have a long way to go before we get to that. now talking about the u.s., in the mind of inremember ises,
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which one is the greater wore rirkt u.s. or europe? >> the answer is both. in the u.s., a shorter window. hopefully we can get this resolved the next couple of months or the timeframe congress set up for all of this. if we do that then we will be past a lot of this and the u.s. will be more on the mend, the u.s. will stop being the focus. europe is a much bigger problem. you have to get 17 countries to agree on a solution, all with their own congress -- parliaments and other organizations. this is a very difficult task, a much bigger problem and something that will take probably years and years to resolve. in the short term, the u.s. you can in the long term, the euro crisis is very substantial. >> let's add one more concern there apparently seems to be new concerns about brazil, a country that is supposed to be the economic dynamo, but now apparently seeing growth slowing. what's happening? >> brazil seeing trouble now. their main export is iron ore to
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china. with the slowing growth in china, china has now a surplus of iron ore, they are seeing less sales. but brazil has a lot of other things that might be helpful in the long run. they have the presalt oil, which could be billions and billions of barrels of oil that they will start coming on stream in the next five or ten years. they have a very strong agricultural economy. brazil actually, in the last quart earthquake the third quarter, grew much slowerer, .6%, the u.s. grew at 3.1% the third quarter. brazil has a way to go hopefully, able to rebound p >> hopefully indeed. all like to rebound. hal sirkin, a partner at the boston consulting group, oversees foreign markets. thank you very much. >> you're welcome. a magazine article that brought down the top u.s. commander in afghanistan two years ago, remember that? but now, general stanley mcchrystal has written a book to give his side of the story. we will talk to him.
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wolf blitzer, anchor of "the situation room," has this exclusive report. >> reporter: we are getting immediate reaction to the latest speech from the syrian president, bashar al assad, from the highest levels of the egyptian government. we are here at the presidential palace in cairo. i just sat down for a lengthy interview with you the egyptian president, mohammed morey. he has no love lost for the syrian president, bash shar al asad. he wants bashar al assad to go and go right away. listen to next change that i had with president morsi. you want bashar al assad to leave to give up power? do you believe he should be tried by the international criminal court for war crimes? >> translator: it is not i who want this but the syrian people who want this. this phase is the phase of the people, similar to what the egyptian president wanted, the syrian people wanted. and we support the syrian people. and they are going to win and they have the will to win.
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>> so, you say the syrian president want bashar al assad to be tried for war crimes? >> translator: the syrian people, through their revolution, and through the movement will, when the bloodshed stops, move to a new stage where they will have an independent parliament and the government of their choosing. and then they will decide what they want to do against those who committed crimes against them. it is the syrian people who decide. >> it's clear that president morsi feels that time is running out for the syrian leader, that the syrian leader can either do it the easy way or the hard way but he wants him gone. he wants him gone right away. he says that's what the syrian people want, the syrian people deserve, and he wants to make sure that that happens. wolf blitzer, cnn, cairo. >> you can see wolf blitzer's full interview with mohammed morsi on "the situation room"
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this week. mcchrystal stepped down after the article in "rolling stone" quoted him as criticizing president obama and vice president biden. the magazine stands by its reporting. washington seems hung up on three major issues as the new congress get downs to work. will chuck hagel win confirmation as defense secretary? is this the year for a new gun control law? and the standoff over the debt. here are the highlights from the sunday morning talk shows. >> why isn't chuck hagel the man? should the president nominate him?
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>> this is an in your face nomination by the president to all of us who are supportive of israel. >> chuck hagel was a republican senator from nebraska, a decorated veteran of the vietnam war, a person who has a resume that includes service on the foreign relations committee as well as the intelligence committee. yes, he is a serious candidate, if the president chooses to name him. >> you got to remember the second amendment is about freedom. bad guys aren't stupid, they are justices bad f they are intent on doing something bad, they will find a way to get a firearm and use it >> the argument against gun safety provisions is because it doesn't solve everything, we shouldn't do anything. right now, right now, you canning on the terrorist watch list, you can be prevented from boarding an airplane but you can go down the street and buy a semiautomatic assault weapon that does not make sense. >>
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. . vice president biden with his own tv show. >> we'll tell you who is pushing for it and why they want to see more of middle class joe.
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we talked about this. i've already said what a fan i am. if you didn't hear it, i will tell you again. a big night for "downtown abbey" fans. a new addition to the cast, long-awaited, shirley maclaine. the story begins after world war i and includes a bad investment by the crowley fan family, avis it from cora's mother, martha and the death of two major characters. i don't want to be the spoiler here. i won't.
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you can start watching as of tonight on pbs there is now a petition to get vice president, joe biden, his own television show, sort of. the petition that the white house wants the vice president to take part in a tv show that highlights his daily activities. the vice president is well-known for his ability to work across the aisle but also for his sometimes public gaffes that big smile and sense of humor came out when the new congress was being sworn in last week. >> spread your legs, you are going to be frisked. drop it. you say that to somebody in north dakota and they think it is a frisk. they think you're in trouble, right? >> there you have t tit, the vi president. there is a lot more at the top of the hour. deb feyerick in for don lemon. what do you have going on? >> since congress is the greatest reality show going, giving biden a slice of that, not the worst thing.
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>> could be high ratings. >> with all the back and forth going on with the fiscal cliff negotiations, the one thing we didn't really see when all of it was finally over was president obama extending any sort of an olive branch to house speaker, john boehner. we are going to take a look to see whether the president missed a key opportunity to con sillate with republicans to try and restore some trust. it is trust that's going to be needed in the next round of negotiations. both sides are going to become more entrenched. the ohio high school football rape case, students recorded what happened to a 16-year-old girl during a party last august. a number of the students posted about the incident, rather than step forward and do something to help the girl. we're going to hear from dr. drew pinsky about what this may say about the character of those theeenagers and why they allowed this to happen. students saw this going on and
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did nothing to help. it is problematic on many levels. >> deb, feyerick, nice to see you. >> we are going to come back right after this. take tyleno, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. for their "destination wedding." double miles you can "actually" use. but with those single mile travel cards... [ bridesmaid ] blacked out... but i'm a bridesmaid. oh! "x" marks the spot she'll never sit. but i bought a dress! a toast... ...to the capital one venture card. fly any airline, any flight, anytime. double miles you can actually use. what a coincidence? what's in your wallet?
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